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Bites & Brews has come a long way since its conception in 2016, and have just opened a fourth location in Lujiazui’s Super Brand Mall, their second location in Pudong.

Bites & Brews, sandwiches and brunch in Shanghai.

They serve comfort food done well—sandwiches, grilled meats and brunch favorites—a respite for those living in the glitzy neighborhood.

Read on to get two sandwiches for ¥99!

About Bites & Brews

Bites & Brews, sandwiches and brunch in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.

Inspired by barn/warehouse parties and western comfort food, the BIBIMI Group created Bites & Brews in 2016 with the idea of social comfort in mind. The first B&B was only 14sqm. It was a narrow shack of a venue on Wuding Lu, and you couldn’t help sharing a table with others, in turn, making it a great place to meet new people. That original location is now Hot Chick, the group’s rotisserie chicken joint.

Bites & Brews, sandwiches and brunch in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.

The concept was and is simple: grilled cheese sandwiches and ice-cold brews. Hey, every neighborhood needs more of that.

Bites & Brews has since expanded and evolved, but still keeping to their core of simple done right. On the menu is a large selection of sandwiches from grilled cheeses to bagels, alongside grilled meat platters and brunch favorites with drinks of coffee, craft cocktails and beer.

Bites & Brews, sandwiches and brunch in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.

Super Brand Mall is undergoing refurb to liven things up, and B&B has taken a spot with an outdoor terrace, which will open for al fresco dining come warmer weather.

The Food: Sandwiches, Brunch & Grilled Meats

Bites & Brews serves comfort food with sandwiches at its core.

I’m a big fan of their sandwiches, particularly the pulled pork grilled cheese with slaw and the Cubano panini. They use quality sourdough bread for their grilled cheese sandwiches, and layer them with a combination of cheddar and mozzarella. And yes, they deliver!

Bites & Brews, sandwiches and brunch in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.

There’s a sandwich lunch set with a free side of either fries, herb roasted potatoes or salad, every Monday to Friday from 11am-2:30pm.

Bites & Brews, sandwiches and brunch in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Pig Out (¥65) – BBQ pulled pork, coleslaw and thick house pickles. A favorite of mine.
Bites & Brews, sandwiches and brunch in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Super Melt (¥48) – A triple cheese stack of cheddar, mozzarella, pepper jack.

They also have bagel sandwiches. The bagels aren’t as dense as those you’d find in New York but are instead airier and lighter, tailored to Shanghai’s preference.

Bites & Brews, sandwiches and brunch in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Lox (¥68) – The universally loved bagel sandwich with smoked salmon. This one also has tomato, pesto mayo, a fried egg, capers and avocado.
Bites & Brews, sandwiches and brunch in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Gaucho (¥78) – grilled Argentina beef with guacamole, crispy lettuce, jalapeno, quest and pickled peppers. This is a hefty one.

I’m not a that big a bagel enthusiast—too carby—which is why I appreciate the paninis more. These two are excellent.

Bites & Brews, sandwiches and brunch in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Rosemary Chicken & Avocado (¥65) – rosemary-garlic roasted chicken, avocado, tomato, pesto mayo and mozzarella.
Bites & Brews, sandwiches and brunch in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Cubano (¥65) – Porchetta, mojo pulled pork, house pickles, American mustard, aioli and mozzarella. I can’t attest as to how “authentic” this is, but I can say it’s a hella tasty sandwich.

Bites & Brews also has a number of burgers on the menu, as well as steaks, roast chicken, brunch and the BIBIMI Group’s signature grilled meat skewers and platters.

Bites & Brews, sandwiches and brunch in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Porchetta Benedict (¥65) – Porchetta, whole grain bun, poached egg, avocado smash, beetroot hollandaise.
Bites & Brews, sandwiches and brunch in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
English Breakfast (¥78) – Homemade jalapeno-cheese sausage, bacon, two sunny-side up eggs, baked beans, and roasted potatoes, tomatoes and mushrooms. Comes with toasted sourdough bread.
Bites & Brews, sandwiches and brunch in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Argentina Angus Beef Rib Eye Steak (¥168) – 200g of steak with roasted potatoes and fried peppers.
Bites & Brews, sandwiches and brunch in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Couples Platter (¥266) – Grilled skewers of beef kebab, sausage, chicken and vegetables alongside grilled sea bass.
Bites & Brews, sandwiches and brunch in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Texas Style BBQ Spanish Pork Ribs (¥88/small, ¥168/large) – These are pretty darn good. Sticky ribs packed with flavor.
Bites & Brews, sandwiches and brunch in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Rotisserie Chicken Set (¥188) – Whole roasted chicken with three sides of broccolini, fries and roasted potatoes. Quarter chicken (¥58) with one side and half chicken (¥98) with two sides also available.

The drinks selection is as varied as the food menu. They have coffee and tea, lemonades, whole coconut drinks, milkshakes, customized cocktails, gin & tonics, and plenty of draft and bottled beer.

Bites & Brews, sandwiches and brunch in Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Latte (¥25/large), hot drinks of passion fruit rose tea (¥38) and virgin piña colada (¥46), and a peach gin & tonic (¥50).

Nomfluence Readers Special

Those tasty sandwiches I mentioned? You can get two for ¥99!

The deal below is valid from now until February 10, 2021 for Nomfluence readers. All you have to do is show this article to Bites & Brews staff before you order!

  • Any two sandwiches (grilled cheese, bagel or panini) for ¥99.

Valid in-store at Bites & Brews Super Brand Mall, Century Link and North Bund only, from open to close.


Bites & Brews
Super Brand Mall: G31 (next to Starbucks), 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu 陆家嘴西路168号G31
Tel: 18221676439
Hours: 10am-9pm
Century Link Mall: LG1, 1192 Shiji Dadao 世纪大道1192号LG1
Tel: 15316304231
Hours: 10am-9pm
Wuding Lu: 999 Wuding Lu 武定路999号
Tel: 15102167281
Hours: 9am-2am
North Bund: Sinar Mas Plaza, L1-08, 588 Dong Changzhi Lu 东长治路588号白玉兰广场L1-08
Tel: 19512392843
Hours: 10am-9pm